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January 24, 2014 7:11 AM Subscribe
My office is looking for ideas on housewarming presents to welcome new employees. (Semi urgent as we have someone new starting Monday.)
posted by phunniemee to Grab Bag (33 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I work in a small office full of nerdy mostly young mostly dudes. We're just in the last few months starting to transition out of a startup mentality and are hiring our first non-technical staff since I started 2 years ago. She starts Monday. (This would make this the second non-technical position at the company.)
Usually our method is "welcome, here is your computer, get to work," but we're trying to better ourselves. But my boss has asked that I get her flowers (or SOMETHING) to stick in her new office to make it feel more welcoming. I don't like the idea of flowers because I think it's kind of a "you are a lady and ladies like flowers here are some flowers for the lady worker" thing.
SO I NEED IDEAS. DESPERATELY. We are looking to get company swag printed up in the future (fleeces, coffee mugs, etc), but obviously that's not going to happen by Monday. And in general I think something small and a little special would be nice for EVERY new person who starts, dude, chick, old, young, whatever.
I'm in the Chicago Loop so anything a major city would be able to deliver, I can haz it. We're lucky to not really have a budget for this.